Bee bots – Following instructions

Today we focused on moving the bee bot forwards and backwards following a sequence of instructions. We practised pushing these buttons to make the bee bot move.

Once we had practiced we looked at a set of instructions that were already written. Then we predicted where out bee bot would land after those instructions. We programmed the bee bots to check.

Bee bot

Today we have been using the bee bots again. This time we were concentrating on the buttons – forwards, backwards, turn left and turn right.

We worked with our partner to try and get our bee bot to follow the lines of a number. It was quite tricky but we had to show resilience and keep going!

You could practise the buttons of the bee bot at home by programming someone at home. Can you give them some clear instructions using only the buttons on the bee bot? Maybe you can get them from one room to another?

Look at the video below of Lilly and Rihanah’s bee bot making a number 3.

1B Times tables stars


What fantastic times tables! In year one we have been practising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We do lots of skip counting in class.

You can also practise your times tables at

Everyone took home their username and password last week. The school’s post code is se6, you might need this when you log in.

We will be putting another copy of their username and password in their reading records next week.